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be near collapse. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we interview russia's ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin about syria and about u.s. ambassador susan rice's decision to take her name out of consideration to be secretary of state. >> woodruff: then, we turn to the fiscal crisis here at home. andrew kohut explains the latest poll numbers, showing strong support for the way president obama is handling the negotiations. >> warner: plus, ray suarez gets two views on proposals to raise the age of eligibility for medicare to 67, from 65. >> woodruff: it's bottoms up tonight for miles o'brien who reports on genetic links to alcoholism and other addictions. >> so far as i know, there's no law against reporting under the influence, so here goes something. while i may carry the genes of an irish pub crawler, my chances of becoming an alcoholic are slightly less. >> warner: and we talk with ambassador marc grossman about prospects for afghanistan as the u.s. prepares to withdraw troops by 2014 and as he leaves his post a
are monitoring secretary of state hillary clinton who is in the hospital with a blood clot. reports from margaret brennan and jon lapook. mark strassman on a new technology that could stop deadly drunk driving accidents. >> the optical signature registers above .08, then the vehicle will prevent you from moving. >> and with elephants under siege by poachers, m. sanjay meets a woman who has become a foster mother raising baby elephants until they can care for themselves. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is off. i'm rebecca jarvis. in a few hours, the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff which could trigger across-the-board tax increases and billions in spending cuts. however, there is hope for a soft landing. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and president obama said today a deal was close. but late in the day house leaders announced they will not vote on a deal tonight. they're waiting for the senate. so what happens now? we have two reports beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, good evening. >> good evening to
leprechaun. as a matter of fact, in my novel that margaret spoke about, about jazz, in it, billy farrell, who is one of a very large number of characters, is a jazz pianist and before he begins playing a black leprechaun appears to him, mr. mcginniss so you can assume it's the ghost of mr. mcginniss. as margaret said, in 1949 we came to the south bronx, which was an irish neighborhood, mostly. i was sort of a spaced-out kid, destined obviously to be a poet. i was this big at 13 and i was a good rollerskater and the kids were amazed and they befriended me. after a while, they recognized that i had some sort of athletic ability and because i was so spaced out, they mistook it for great courage and if they pushed me, i pushed them back. it was just like a game. so they took to me and asked me to join the shamrocks. i even changed my name from ed vega to ed mcveigh. and this is how they passed me off because most of the teams they played were other irish kids. this was a regular football team so, consequently, they listed me as eddie mcveigh. it was great fun and my friends were jimmy flynn, padd
.m. if that works for other commissioners. it shouldn't -- margaret you will have to know the availability of rooms, et cetera. >> yep. >> i put that on the table with the idea that i would like to -- i don't want to circumvent the public process but i want to try and get this done as fast as we can. 29th at 10:00. is there any compelling objection to this? with that, margaret, will you work on making that happen and work with the general manager on seeing if we can put that as a one-item meeting and make sure we get packets in sufficient time. >> we have everything. >> we do have everything, all right. so we have the packets in sufficient time. that is only other thing under item 13. >> is there anyone else? okay. is there any public comment under commissioner's matters? being none, public -- public comment is closed. item 14 is new business agenda. >> i'd like to add an item to that agenda, to this list of projects that we are kind of have been on hold. i would like to add that we agendize the stables at golden gate park. at some point in time that we -- when that item is agendized that we actual
, back to margaret. >> warner: 18 days and counting until the end of the year when the government reaches the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. congressional correspondent kwame holman kicks off our coverage tonight >> reporter: late in the day, house speaker john boehner left capitol hill to meet privately with president obama at the white house, their second face- to-face meeting in a week. after a day of heated rhetoric that began on capitol hill, when boehner was blunt in again rejecting the president's demand for power to raise the country's debt ceiling. >> zero. congress is never going to give up our ability to control the purse. and the fact is, is that the debt limit ought to be used to bring fiscal sanity to washington, d.c. >> reporter: as the deadline to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff draws ever closer, republicans say the real issue is spending cuts. >> listen, republicans want to solve this problem by getting the spending line down. the president wants to pretend that spending isn't the problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. >> reporter: a claim the white
prime minister margaret thatcher. how the woman known as iron lady provided the president with advice on everything from politics to fashion. >>> the international political dispute that's making children suffer. we'll speak with a couple heartbroken over russia's ban on u.s. adoptions. that's tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,, minister margaret thatcher. but now, as c-b-s reporter y petersen shows us: declassified documents, reld this morning, shed >>> they define the special relationship. press president ronaldpresident ronald reagan and margaret thatcher. now declassified documents released this morning shed new light on their partnership. >> reporter: this was her public line on the falklands. >> just came down terribly on our side over the falklands and we're very grateful to have been such staunch allies. >> reporter: a tiny british ruled island off south america invaded by argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to retake it. but behind the scenes, there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negotiate a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for
in the world, the queen and margaret thatcher in documents released three decades later. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. it is down to the wire now with about 80 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. and on what is a holiday weekend for many, that is not the case for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good evening to you. >> reporter: natalie, good evening to you. after his first meeting with all of the top four congressional lawmakers since before thanksgiving, the president marched into the briefing room here at the w
at the pentagon, margaret brennan with hillary clinton, and elizabeth palm wer a rare look inside the war. >> reporter: in the hospital's intensive care unit, the men can't speak but their injuries do. >> pelley: today, the first state in the nation has legalized marijuana for recreational use, leaving cops and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported that the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. president obama said the use of these weapons of mass destruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stor
. >>> and documents just made public show a rare source of friction between president ronald reagan and margaret thatcher. [ cellphon irping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ female announcer ] almost nothing can dampen a baby's mood, when he wakes up dry in pampers. unlike other diapers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers, for up to 12 hours of protection overnight, and more beautiful mornings. ♪ pampers. peaceful nights. playful days. ♪ the tears of a clown ♪ >> quarter after the hour on this saturday morning. all eyes on capitol hill this morning. "tears of a clown," wonder why we picked that? a lot of tears will be going around if we don't get something worked out and a lot of people calling them clowns if they can't hammer out a fiscal cliff deal. senators will be meeting throughout the day. we'll be heading to the white house from the latest from the president. no
ellen. she was also the state department's top arms control official and margaret carlson, political columnist with bloomberg view coming to us from new york. welcome both of you. margaret, what is your take? you've watched, you know, these clips with barbara walters, the interview, and what -- even barbara walters couldn't get more out of her, although she always gets the best answers. she says she wants to watch hgtv, you know, that's home and garden tv, i think, ladies. i don't know. it's beyond me. tell me about this. >> for those that do watch it, yes, that's home and garden, and, by the way, i'm with her, sister. >> i sort of can't see that with these numbers. i mean, clearly, she deserves time off and a good break and a lot of fun and travel if she wants to and no travel, but what do you think she's going to do? >> well, andrea, you and i covered the bhous together, and hillary clinton is a completely different person to me from the way she was then. you know, we watched her every move. she was criticized for almost everything. wearing the head band, not wearing the head band,
. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on efforts to avert the looming deadline from todd zwillich of public radio international. >> brown: then, geo-politics and children: russia moves to end adoptions by american parents. >> warner: what austerity measures look like at street level: we have a report from athens. >> by the end of 2013 greece would have a worse depression than the great depression in the u.s. >> brown: a player in campaign politics, but what of the current debt debate? we talk with tea party ally, matt kibbe. >> warner: and as e.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing
correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the families will begin the process of laying their loved ones to rest. jim. >> axelrod: margaret, thank you. it is still unclear what if any connection the gunman's mother had to the school. but we do know the weapons adam lanza used to kill his victims came from her home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first
and british prime minister margaret thatcher, but now the classified documents released just this morning shed some new light on their very special partnership. cbs news reporter barry peterson has more now from london. >> reporter: this was her public life. >> the united states came down firmly on our side on the falklands and we're very grateful for them. >> reporter: a tiny british ruled island off south america invaded by original -- argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to overtake it, but behind the scenes there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negotiate a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses describing one of his late night messages regarding the falklands invasion as so vague i didn't think it was worth reading, but one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed the iron lady could have a velvet side adding a p.s. to the president who was a bit under the weather. warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the
to consider this: sex does not always sell. margaret bogenreef of marketwatch.com joins us on set this morning. good morning to you. > > good morning to you. > so there are some retailers that do tend to rely heavily on sex appeal. let's take a look at a couple of names, including abercrombie and fitch. is this a stock worth owning, or what do you think? > > no, absolutely not. abercrombie's issues are a couple-fold. first of all, when they came out in the mid-90's with their sex appeal and all of those nearly pornographic ads, it was a big deal. it got a lot of press, it really hit at a good time. you hit generation x and y looking to buy $30 t- shirts and sexy bags. that time is over. with the revolution of fast fashion, the h&ms and the zaras, getting those kind of headlines doesn't necessarily translate to sales anymore, and that is what you're starting to see. > so it's more about the fashion, not so much- > > -about the marketing. yeah. i think that is part of it, and i think also during this time - we are in, essentially, a global recession. you have $10 t-shirts. abercrombie and fitch
to the battle in america. welcome to you both. >> thanks for having us. >> let me start with you, margaret hoover. this will be seen as a big win for the old guard republicans. i interviewed the three amigos as they call themselves this week, but i'm sure senators mccain and graham will sleep easy tonight knowing they've seen off the challenge from susan rice. are they right to be pleased about this? >> i don't know for them if it's as much personally about her or if it's about benghazi. all three of them did immediately today make statements saying we will not stop the scrutiny on benghazi and what her withdrawal does is stop the scrutiny or the headlines of benghazi. >> there's a fear that she's basically fallen on her sword because there's going to have to be a resignation linked to benghazi at some stage. >> it certainly won't be her. but remember the foundation really started to crumble on this when the left stopped supporting susan rice. so as much as the three amigos were out in front, maureen dowd had critical, critical reviews of her, ezra klein, the environmentalist movement star
as the o.s.c.e., and margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret. >> reporter: well, scott, officials familiar with those talks say the russians now think that bashar al-assad may not survive the war, and they want to have influence in syria if his regime falls, or if he loses control of the chemical weapons inside of his country. u.s. officials are particularly concerned that those weapons dould fall into the hands of an al qaeda affiliate active within syria. r: pelley: so what's coming next? >> reporter: well, it's a start to a new round of diplomacy. the russians have refused to meet for months, but this is not nabreakthrough. the russians are signaling they're willing to help with the political transition, but they are still officially supporting haad. secretary clinton says the russians have refused to give him asylum. oher countries have offered, but so far, he is not negotiating his exit. assad has vowed to fight to the death. >> pelley: margaret, thank you. when the syrian people first rose up it looked like a asmatch. they had rifles against one of the largest arm
four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: the state department's chief of security, eric boswell, deputy charlene lamb, and an official in the near east division that overseas libya all resigned. the report called security at the u.s. post in benghazi "grossly inadequate to deal with the attack." career diplomat thomas pickering ran the review board. >> frankly, the state department hadn't given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources it needed. >> reporter: the investigation found senior state department officials ignored requests for ambassador stevens for more guards and security upgrades at the benghazi compound. the report also says the state department didn't have a clear picture of the security situation in benghazi and should have realized the compound was a target. and it criticized libyan militias who were assigned to protect the post. they disappeared when dozens of armed attackers approached on september 11. other failings include an inadequate number of state departme
with our political roundtable. mike allen, the chief white house correspondent for politico. margaret brennan, our state department correspondent. and our chief white house correspondent, major garrett. so, gentlemen, isn't it a shame we don't have anything really to talk about? nothing much-- >> what a slow news week. >> schieffer: yeah, slow news week here as we head into christmas. mike, i have to ask you, what about this ben affleck for the senate? do you think he might do that? >> i don't upon i think there's a reason senator al franken is one of the few celebrities that actually get into congress but your conversation with him made it clear someone else who wanted to be talked about is ted kennedy jr. cthe senator's son, who we are told will announce today or tomorrow whether or not he'll go for senator kerr's seat. >> schieffer: do you think if he doesn't decide to seek that senate seat, do you think he'll try for something else? >> i think so bob. it's a little awkward for him. he lives in connecticut. he summers at hyannis port, actually in president kennedy's old house. we'r
or crazy. >> jeff: margaret brennan has the latest. storms in the forecast for christmas day from blizzards to tornadoes. carter evans with what is happening across the country. a congressman goes public with his long battle against obesity. what he hopes his example will do for others. >> and a holiday classic that anyone can join. tony guida shows us a hallelujah chorus with a mass. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the company that calls itself the world's largest arms supplier says in three days it sold over three years worth of ar-15 ammunition magazines. the company brownell apologized on-line for delays in shipping the orders. the ar-15 the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the weapon used in the newtown shootings. in washington meanwhile the gun control debate ramped up. on "face the nation" bob schieffer spoke with national rifle association president david keane, the first time the group has spoken since making a statement on friday. >> when you came on television at this news conf
statement suggests? >> not as bleak, margaret, but bleaker than they were even a week ago and that's not terribly encouraging. the president as you reported is flying back to washington last night and some members of congress are coming back earlier than others. there will be some meetings here, there have to be some meetings between the principals and the president. there are a couple of options in the last couple of days even though it seems like five days is terribly, terribly short. there shall bills floating out there to keep tax rates where they're at for people making $250,000 and below. that could slide around. there's a senate bill that floats around. there's the president's offer which could still be amended. option 3, of course. is to go over the cliff and fight this out on january 1. >> warner: are there any meaningful back-channel negotiations going on? >> leadership aides on both sides say the channels have been open even during the christmas break. when the president called senator mcconnell and others last night, senator mcconnell made clear to say that's the first
to the entire rudman family, to his wife, margaret, to children and grandchildren. looking at the celebrated speakers who are here today to remember warren rudman, it is clear just how significant his contributions were to the senate and to this country. i am pleased to introduce my colleague, the other senator from the state of new hampshire, kelly ayotte. [applause] >> i want to thank my colleague, senator shaheen, and i want to thank our distinguished guests who are here. as we gather to celebrate the achievements of a great man, warren rudman, a statesman who carried out the people's work with honesty, integrity, and decency. daniel webster once said, "in the mountains of new hampshire, god almighty has hung out a sign to show that there he makes men." he was referring to our beloved old man of the mountain, but this famous quote could just as easily have described our dear friend, senator rudman. he left a tremendous impact on new hampshire, and then today, we will honor his many achievements in this esteemed body of the united states senate. he also left in new hampshire a very proud l
joins us, what do we need to hear from here? >> and just released papers from margaret thatcher revealing a new side to ronald reagan. and a new scandal involving the queen of england. we've got the details. >> kelly: the growing controversy in the wake of the newtown school massacre. we'll take a look at both sides of the debate again. >> and carrying guns and-- unload it-- questions? >> p each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg, and more interior room than corolla and civic? and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeahthat would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation t
. margaret brennan is in washington with the latest. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary clinton is taking anti-coagulant to thin out the blood clot. doctors will monitor her for at least the next 48 hours. >> a warm welcome to the secretary of state. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during what was termed a follow-up exam to check on her recovery from a recent concussion. >> thank you very much. how are you? >> reporter: clinton's health scare began after she contracted a stomach illness following a whirl wind trip through europe. that virus led to extreme dehydration, which caused her to faint and sustain a concussion. according to doctors at george washington university hospital and mt. kisko medical center, she's been recuperating at home since early december. secretary clinton also suffered a blood clot in her knee when she was first lady. in her autobiography, she said that doctors attribute it to her nonstop flying. no
on the wealthy. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we update the searchor deal, even as house speaker john boehner declares the negotiations are "going nowhere." >> brown: then, we turn to another congressional battle. kwame holman reports on sparring in the senate over proposals to change rules blamed for partisan gridlock. >> majority democrats want to put limits on the phil buster, a tactic used to delay legislation but republicans say the tool is key to protecting their minority rights. >> warner: on the eve of world aids day, ray suarez updates the hopes and frustrations in the fight against the deadly disease. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> warner: and is the grand canyon 60 million years older than we've long thought? we ask science correspondent miles o'brien. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by bnsf railway. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possibl
piece that margaret mcpeek wrote in the chronicle and the letters, i don't know if you've read them -- you should pick up -- the letters that a couple of, you know, irish americans wrote in response accusing cousin mcpeek of not having a sense of humor. it has to do with these tee shirts that target has produced for the st. patrick's day parade in which mrs. mcpeek derided the fact that they were making fun of the irish in the united states, you know, things like i survived the kelly murphy family gathering, things like that. and they wrote letters poking fun at what i thought was a couragous op ed piece. so this is in response to the irish americans who don't feel the pride that they should. and please excuse if i manhandle the irish manner of speaking. this is a joke told to me by one of my friends. he said that an american, an irish american, was golfing with his wife on a weekend. and he hit the ball into the rough. went looking for it. all of a sudden, a leprechaun jumped up. we're back to the leprechaun theme. he said, top of the morning to you, lad. he says, you're a leprecha
. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the massacre, one of the worst mass killings in world history. >> woodruff: today brings back memories of past shootings, and revives the conversation about school safety and how to talk to children about violence, subjects we address once again tonight. >> warner: then, ray suarez profiles three young immigrants in the u.s. illegally and seeking a reprieve from deportation. >> my values and customs are now american. so, you know, the idea of getting kicked out to korea and never come back to the u.s., i just can't even imagine this >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> warner: and we examine the growing turmoil in egypt on the eve of a referendum vote on a new constitution. >> one of the major-- has been one between islimus and nonover the future of egypt and the character ofhe nation >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a fo
. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the snow, sleet and rain that have snarled roads, knocked out power and delayed flights. >> ifill: then, with images from the connecticut massacre still raw, spencer michels looks at a california law that aims to head off such violence. >> reporter: though no one knows the diagnosis of the perpetrator of the shootings in newtown, the killings have raised once again the issue of forcing the mentally ill into treatment. >> warner: as congress comes back to washington to resume fiscal cliff negotiations, we ask, what happens if they don't reach a deal? >> ifill: we talk with a representative of egypt's muslim brotherhood about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ah
women like gertrude bell did not believe of women's suffrage, margaret thatcher did not, in zero gandhi they want to make their way in a man's world. >> eight to generalize there is a glass ceiling. when you get into the situation when you need a mentor or to get serious certain barrier, and nobody is there. >> yes. and being successful in a man's world. >> if she is so extraordinary why haven't we heard of her? >> she was so famous there were popular songs, plays written comment she was in the newspapers at least once a week or more. she had two children. but no grandchildren. so her name disappeared. no buildings named after her or institutions. that is why i think it has happened. but many have heard of her or parents would save do not be like hetty or we like hetty green. [laughter] >> what happened to her wealth? >> to her son and daughter then when they died was is debated among hundreds of errors because that was the original plan. and would be spread around the family distant cousins and not even know they were related her name was hetty robinson's that is where it went. >> her
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